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"A good place to work"

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Current Employee - Director in Provo, UT
Current Employee - Director in Provo, UT
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Ancestry.com has great people, a compelling mission (connecting families across distance and time), and is the clear leader in their industry.

Cons

Ancestry.com has some issues where engineering isn't the most innovative, progressive group, although this has improved significantly in the last few months.

Advice to Management

Continue to modify the culture to drive more innovation and progressive attitudes throughout the organization so the company can maintain its lead in the industry.

Other Employee Reviews for Ancestry

  1. "Great Company to start in"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Orem, UT
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Orem, UT
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Encouraged creativity and rewarded people for performing well. Had a mentality of innovating to stay ahead of competition, which in turn fostered a somewhat entrepreneurial feel for all the employees.

    Cons

    Kept a lot of people in the dark when it came to big management decisions. The company was not interested in what the font-line had to say about certain decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Be aware that some of your best ideas and future growth potential will come from the people in the trenches.


  2. "A good place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Provo, UT
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It sometimes verged on a great place but never made it. Paid very well. Good benefits package. Lots of smart coworkers

    Cons

    Lots of progress over the years but In the early years respect for the customers was definitely missing. Semi-shady business practices with surprise auto-renewals. Much more straightforward now. Management didn't seem to have much respect for everyone below them.

    Advice to Management

    Probably not the same management as when I was there, so this isn't a super relative field to require on every review. I would say you need to check your egos a bit. huge cash payouts for top execs with little regards for those below.

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